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Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le...Read More

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Iconic French cookware with a clear difference.

Description

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le Creuset cast iron is beloved for both its chip-resistant enamel exterior and superior heat retention that locks in flavor and keeps food moist and tender.

Each casserole is the product of time-honored casting techniques and rigorous hand finishing at Le Creuset’s foundry in northern France.

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  • Sand-cast casseroles are painstakingly polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel and fired twice for an extremely durable and attractive finish
  • Colorful exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking, while the interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Light interior enamel makes it easy to monitor cooking foods
  • Enameled cast iron provides even heat distribution and superior heat retention
  • Suitable for all heat sources (induction, electric, gas and halogen)
  • Lid is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
  • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
  • Timeless Le Creuset beauty for oven-to-table presentation

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Le Creuset
  • Material: Enameled cast iron, glass, stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 12"L x 15.8"W x 5.125"H including lid and handles
  • Capacity: 3.5 qt.
  • Weight: 8.4 lbs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France

Care & Usage Show

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 500°F; glass lid is oven safe to 425°F
  • Suitable for all heat sources: electric, gas, halogen and induction

What's In the box? Show

  • Casserole
  • Glass lid
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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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First Time I am Disappointed with Le Creuset
While my other Le Creuset pieces are fine, this one has been a problem. The first one which was shipped to me from Sur La Table had a defective enamel coating on the inside. Although they couldn't be felt, there were visible black specks on the enamel. Additionally, the enamel became discolored after one use. As usual, exchanging it at Sur La table was not a ptoblem, but upon using it the first time, I found the glass lid to be a very poor fit, to the point it actually slides around a bit while on the casserole. The enamel coating still has a couple of black specks, but did not discolor during use.
September 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Perfect Everyday Pan
I have been coveting this pan for a while - it's the perfect size for everyday cooking. I've been using it for a few weeks now and I absolutely LOVE it. I own a small collection of Le Creuset (dutch ovens in two sizes, a small 2-qt sauce pan and a very large and wide pot) and this is my go-to almost every week night. The glass lid makes it so much more practical and the color choices are lovely. I bought the yellow one and it looks beautiful on my cooktop.
September 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Love this!!
This pan is great for braising and searing!! The glass lid makes the pan a little lighter and I can monitor my food as it cooks!!
September 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Love this casserole.
its the perfect size to do sooo many dishes in. Love the clear glass lid.
September 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Fantastic pan
I really enjoy this pan. It is a great size and shape. I really like cooking with cast iron. It holds heat so well. Due to the enamel interior coating I now can cook with tomatoes and other acidic foods, and gravies are easier to make. The metal lid knob makes it more oven usable than pans with composite knobs. I have only used it 3-4 times but see it being my go-to pan for a lot of dishes.
September 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Perfect - Magnifique!
Just what I was looking for, and at the right price! A pan that I can use from oven to table, or from stovetop to table. I love it.
October 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
One of the best pieces of cookware ever!
Le Creuset performance with less weight, a convenient see-through lid and exceptional versatility - I love the Le Creuset Buffet Casserole, use it all the time and most definitely recommend it!
November 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great price/Great value
I appreciate a good sale... and when it's on Le Creuset... all the better!
September 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I am in LOVE
This is the most amazing dish! Perfect for easy and delicious weeknight meals. It has become my go to dish. It cooks evenly and maintains heat for the perfectly cooked meal.
November 8, 2016
Great product
And great innovation to have a glass lid
September 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
have one already and love it
Howard S on Oct 20, 2018
I liked the clear glass lid, the size, yellow color, ability to braise and "do it all" pan.
Pat M on Oct 16, 2018
have one already and love it
Howard S on Oct 20, 2018
Because quality is more important than quantity.
Judith J on Oct 19, 2018
I liked the clear glass lid, the size, yellow color, ability to braise and "do it all" pan.
Pat M on Oct 16, 2018
I love my Le Creuset dutch (oval) oven and find this to be a perfect complement for other dishes. They last a lifetime, are gorgeous and allow you to create the most amazing meals!
Annette G on Oct 16, 2018
I have about all of the Le Creuset that I need, but this piece has called out to me for a while. Whether it's a casserole, a shrimp n' grits dish, or jambalaya, this piece just looks perfect. So, I finally ordered one. The visibility of a colorful and elegant dish is very nice.
Don M on Oct 14, 2018
I like the brand and the shape and function
Robert P P on Oct 14, 2018
wife wanted it
Glen E on Oct 9, 2018
Gift for family member who likes Le Creuset products
Alan G on Oct 8, 2018
AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT
Carol C on Oct 8, 2018
This item seems flexible, durable, and has a good capacity. I hope it will not stain easily.
claudia b on Sep 30, 2018
Every chef in America cooks with this style of pan! I have to know what the hype is all about.
Barbara P on Sep 30, 2018
love the color and the price point
LISA P on Sep 30, 2018
My daughter wanted this as aChristmas gift
Marianne H on Sep 29, 2018
I cooked with this pan at a friends house and had to have it. the price could beat
Luz P on Sep 27, 2018
it's gorgeous
PHOEBE V C on Sep 27, 2018
Needed size and love the color.
Carol c on Sep 26, 2018
Love the quality!!
Sharon M on Sep 26, 2018
because I love the le creuset brand
Dani L on Sep 25, 2018
I purchased one of these 3 years ago and it is now my "go to" pan for just about every meal I make. I am now ordering one for my daughter and one for our second home.
Carolyn R on Sep 24, 2018
Glass lid is lighter than cast iron and can see food while cooking.
Christina S on Sep 22, 2018
Glass lid
Christina S on Sep 2, 2018
I want a versatile pan that can go from stove top to oven. I love my Le Creuset cast iron pans.
Laurie T on Mar 5, 2018
because the marine blue and the indigo are out of stock.
sandra w on Mar 2, 2018
Color
Dyan S on Feb 28, 2018
recommended by a close friend
Myriam Ramos S on Feb 27, 2018
Great quality and great size, plus love the convenience of the glass lid.
Michael K on Feb 26, 2018
Highly recommended by a friend. Quality of the product and the reviews after research and it's gorgeous! I cook a lot. . .looking forward to adding more pieces to my collection over time.
Rhonda N on Feb 24, 2018
It is one of the items the bride request to have .
Maria A on Feb 24, 2018
I think I’ll be able to do a wide variety of cooking with this.
Ben h on Feb 21, 2018
Great sale!
Shabnum Y on Feb 19, 2018
Great brand, good price.
Laurence W on Feb 18, 2018
I bought this casserole for my daughter and loved it so much, I had to have one myself. I love the clear lid option.
Cindy S on Feb 13, 2018
Short ribs and mussels!
ALISON F on Feb 11, 2018
replacing teflon cookware
Angela L on Feb 7, 2018
the glass lid
Chrissy B on Feb 6, 2018
Good price
CHITA E on Jan 30, 2018
personal use
Margaret H on Jan 29, 2018
We have a similar one we use all the time and wanted another.
Stephen P on Jan 25, 2018
Lighter to handle because of glass lid
Rekha P on Jan 25, 2018
Great for one-pan meals - beautiful stove to table. Love the clear glass lid!
Linda B on Jan 25, 2018
love the color and cant wait to serve food for my family
ANN A on Jan 17, 2018
The color is wonderful and you can't go wrong with a Le Creuset cooked dinner, pan cooks even and perfect!!!
Amy H on Jan 11, 2018
gifts at good price
Laurentia P on Jan 5, 2018
I should have bought this long ago. It is my go to pan now
Cheryl W on Dec 26, 2017
love it
Ellen M on Dec 26, 2017
my wife told me to
Michael O on Dec 21, 2017
Want a lighter weight eraser.
Christina N on Dec 19, 2017
i like it
Loretta W on Dec 18, 2017
WATCH CHEFS ON TV USE ALL THE TIME.
Mary L on Dec 13, 2017
I have this pan and love it. I'm getting this for my sister. She wants one.
SHARON K on Dec 11, 2017
Because quality is more important than quantity.
Judith J on Oct 19, 2018
I love my Le Creuset dutch (oval) oven and find this to be a perfect complement for other dishes. They last a lifetime, are gorgeous and allow you to create the most amazing meals!
Annette G on Oct 16, 2018
Is there a functional difference between the Le Creuset Buffet Casserole and the Le Creuset Braiser?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: I find the casserole more functional - I use it for fried rice and side dishes and sautéing, and the clear lid is light weight, so it is easier to lift for stirring verses the heavy weight of the braiser lid. Also, the base is actually less heavy than the braiser, which I prefer in the oven. Both can be used as a skillet, but I prefer the heavy weight of the braiser for deep frying and oven use.
Difference between( Le Creuset 3.5 qt.) braiser and buffet casserole, as far as versatility?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 3.5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: The only difference is the lid.
What is difference between the braiser and the buffet casserole dish? Both state..."perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more." The casserole has a glass top and this has a solid. What is the difference?!?!?
sarah e on Sep 19, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: The glass lid will not hold heat in the same way that cast iron does. The cast iron allows you to pan-roast on your stove top because it circulates that heat. Glass lids do not do this.
Please tell me the dimensions (diameter & depth) of the pan? Thank you
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 12" x 5.5"; including handles and lid: 15.5" x 5.5"
Could this be used as a skillet?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The sides are a little too high for a skillet. It would be more like a saute pan.
Is the lid made in France too?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Actual base dimension touching the cook top surface?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pan bottom that actually comes in contaCT with the stovetop is 9.25 inches- it's slighty raised, sort of a lip...if that helps.
What is the weight?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 8 lbs. 12 oz. w/ lid
6 lbs. 14 oz. w/o lid
Can the glass lid be put in the oven ?
Evey S on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Per the product features: Lid is oven-safe to 425°F and stays securely in place to lock in steam and flavor
Can someone tell me the difference between the le creuset buffet casserole and the le creuset braiser? Not sure which one I should purchase. Thanks!
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's most likely a matter of preference. I have the le creuset buffet casserole and really like it. I like the glass lid as you can see into the dish without removing the lid. The braiser is nice, but I think less versatile. I don't have one but when considering, I realized that I would use the buffet casserole more frequently... but, again, it's really a matter of how you will use it and how often. I use my Le Creuset in a variety of ways...
Is the interior enamel white or cream colored?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The interior is cream colored. The product photo is a pretty good representation of the color.
is this braiser 12 inches across the top of the pan? without handles?
sabrina l on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sabrina....YES it is exactly 12 inches across WITHOUT the handles!!! Enjoy!!!
What is the measurement of the glass lid? Is the glass lid sold separately?
John Q on Aug 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The lid is 12.5x2.5. It is not sold separately.
is it non stick?
A shopper on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Like most Le Creuset dishes, it's cast iron with an enamel interior that resists much sticking but it's technically not non-stick. I use it for everything from frying eggs to braising and sauteeing and I don't have issues with sticking. That being said, I wouldn't use it for scrambled eggs or anything delicate where a non-stick pan is a must.
is the bottom finished?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bottom of this Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid has the same finish and color as the rest of the item. I bought this in September of this year and it is my go to casserole dish. Love it and will probably purchase it in a different color.
Is this pan suitable for a frittata?
Marcia B on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I always start my frittata on the stove and then transfer it to the oven uncovered. I see no reason why this pan could not be used for making a frittata. Hope this helps. P.S. I used my pan for Thanksgiving and it worked for a colorful veggie dish.
Is this safe for a flat top stove?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes this casserole is safe on flat top glass stoves. This is what I have and it works like any Le Creuset pan. The only difference is that the glass lid has a lower temperature limit in oven than the regular Le Creuset pan or pot lid. I love mine! Hope this helps.
Can this be used to make risotto?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not... however, it IS a large flat surface... so it would be good for a large recipe of risotto. It might take more liquid because the surface is so large the rice wouldn't have enough time to absorb because of the quick evaporation... Le Creuset does have a "risotto pan" - I have that one and it makes lovely risotto.
Can I use this braiser in my oven broiler?
Margie J on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as the broiler temperature does not exceed 500°F, the pan will be fine. However the glass lid is only oven safe to 425°F.
Can I use metal utensils with this pan?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes
What does it weigh?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A lot! It is cast iron underneath the coating so probably 5 lbs or so.
Is the le creuset 3 1/2 qt. buffet casserole broiler safe?
C A on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Perfectly safe. As with anything used in an oven, or on a stovetop, it gets hot, so use appropriate protection.
Does anyone own both the buffet casserole and the braiser? If so, which do you prefer and why?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2016
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Buffet Casserole with Glass Lid, 3.5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
Le Creuset Signature Marseille Braiser, 5 qt.
BEST ANSWER: I have had both for several months and definitely prefer the casserole with the glass lid. While I still use both, I find myself reaching for the glass lid casserole more often because it is a bit lighter and it's more convenient to not be lifting the lid to check the status of a recipe.
How does the copper looking knob on the “morel” color lid hold up? If it’s stainless, why the copper look?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is stainless, not copper, as is the color. It has held up well. I love this product. I use it often. It looks brand new and I keep on my stovetop.
 

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